The Reel Deal!!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Troutbum from Kentucky on Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Hands down, Lamson reels are the best for the money, and this Guru is no exception! I own two of these (1.5 and 2.0) as well as a couple of the other Lamson reels for my larger rods, and am a firm believer that they are best in class. The drag is so smooth that you can put the fish on the reel and just relax and enjoy the fight. The fact that the reel has a sealed drag system also allows minimal maintenance (a good rinsing in fresh water) after saltwater use. Before purchasing this reel (because it is a closeout) I contacted Lamson Waterworks to see if the new Guru 2 will be spool compatible to the discontinued Guru. The representative I spoke with stated that although they are not compatible, Lamson is continuing to manufacture the Guru spool and that there are no foreseeable plans to discontinue making the original spool. I just landed an 18" rainbow on 6x with this reel the other day. It took several trips down river on me and the drag did exactly what it was suppose to. Thanks Lamson for a solid product and thanks STP for an unbeatable price!